Muslims desecrate Jewish holy books in Hebron

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 |  Israel Today Staff

Muslim worshippers who were given unrestricted access to the entire Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron this week desecrated Bibles and other holy books found in the areas of the shrine usually set apart for Jewish worshippers.

The entire Cave of the Patriarchs - the burial place of Israel's biblical patriarchs - was turned over to local Muslims to mark the birthday of Mohammed, as it is every year for several such Islamic holy dates.

Hebron Jewish community spokesman David Wilder told Israel National News that such desecration and vandalism is common, and occurs every time the Muslims take over the Jewish parts of the holy place.

The story was ignored by most of Israel's left-wing media and by the international press, while observers noted that had the roles been switched, the story surely would have been front page news and sparked global outrage.

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